You can always use at least one deck of playing cards in your home, and illustrator Sarah Ferone has created a set that’s a playful twist on convention. Called Cocktail Hour, she pays homage to the “craft of the cocktail” and adorns the cards with fabulous portraits of people who hold muddlers, martini shakers, tiny umbrellas, and much more.
So, why playing cards? For Sarah, she’s always had an affection for these objects. “My love of playing cards began in childhood during family games of rummy,” she writes, “and has continued to grow while developing my own deck, as I learn about their history and listen to family and friends’ memories of cards games. They have a universal magic that transcends different stories and cultures.”
Cocktail Hour was funded through Kickstarter and is now for sale on Etsy. (A great stocking stuffer, perhaps?)